Banana Ice Cream
I can’t begin to express my love for this ice cream.
It’s made of bananas.
No dairy, no sugar, no refined anything.
This ice cream is bananas. Literally.
I’ve dubbed this a culinary miracle. Delicious, creamy, soft-serve-like ice cream made of just one ingredient. All you need are good old, ripe bananas and a blender or food processor. That’s it!
Bananas are one superstar of a fruit too; so besides having a creamy and indulgent treat, you’re getting a boost of potassium, pectin for healthy digestion, and prebiotics for a healthy gut. Not to mention, you have options when making this ice cream. You can add just about anything to this banana base to develop your own ice cream flavors (dream job). Just simply add extra ingredients to the food processor after the bananas have become nice and creamy.
You’ve got options baby. Want to make your favorite ice cream flavor with bananas? Do it! Once the bananas start to take on an ice cream like consistency, toss in your added ingredients and watch the magic unfold. Here are some delicious additions to try:
Bliss ball chunks
Raw cacao powder
Cold brew coffee
Lemon or orange zest
Matcha tea powder
Brownie bites (black bean ones, perhaps?)
Any kind of nut or seed
Superfoods such as spirulina, maca, goji berries, chia seeds, lucuma powder, baobab powder, etc.
ANY kind of fruit: blueberries, blackberries, cherries, peaches, mango, strawberries, raspberries, plums, pineapple etc.
Dried fruits like raisins, dates, and figs
Herbs (mint, lavender, basil, etc.)
Ready to go bananas?
Banana Ice Cream
4 ripe bananas, sliced into coins & frozen overnight (or at least 8 hours)
Place frozen banana coins in a food processor or high speed blender. Blend on medium-low using a tamper or spatula to scrape down sides. If bananas are too crumbly, add in a splash of nut milk. Continue to blend, using a tamper, until banana begins to form thick and creamy ice cream. Add in extras if using and blend for about 30 seconds more to fully incorporate.
Scoop out of blender and serve immediately, or place in the freezer in a container to thicken up for 30 minutes or so.